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Tokyo CityCam BMW

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Tokyo CityCam by BMW for BMWJapanTV, shot and edited for Empire Entertainment Japan
A behind the scene on the creation of the ultra-high resolution  360° photo of  central Tokyo skyline.
The base image of Tokyo is 1 million pixels wide,
and hidden inside this ultra detailed shot are 10 iconic cars from BMW’s 100 years!
See if you can find them all, share your score to win a new BMW X1 for 1 year.

Here is the link to the astonishing 360° pano picture
http://www.bmw.co.jp/ja/campaign/2016/201601_citycam.html
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‘BMW 100周年を迎える2016年、
360°のパノラマ画像の中に隠された新旧のBMW1­0台を探し出すゲーム
「Tokyo CityCam by BMW」が登場。その制作の裏側を公開します。’

It was a lot of fun working on top of the 781 ft high (238 meters) Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
and to see Brad at work capturing every single each of the city.

 

Credits:

Client: BMWJapanTV
Event production agency: Empire Entertainment Japan
Partner agency: FANCAM
Partner agency: FRONTAGE


Film crew:
Creative Director: Ted Miller
Production agency: Empire Entertainment Japan

Producer: Gen Okamura
Producer: Josh Woodcook
Camera & Editor: Kento Watanabe
Camera &Editor Assistant Stifani Brothers
360° pano Photographer: Bradleyadventure
360° pano digital stitching process: FANCAM

Empire Entertainment Japan 10th anniversary

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ROLES: camera work | on screen videos & motion graphics designers

 

shot  for Empire Entertainment Japan 10th anniversary party

Empire on the occasion also announced their recent initiatives
including the launch of their artist management division “Empire Artists”,
and the work of their designer furniture rental business “Iroco Design”.

Credits:

Event production agency: Empire Entertainment Japan

Film crew:

Creative Director: Ted Miller
Production agency: Empire Entertainment Japan
Producer: Gen Okamura
Producer: Josh Woodcook
Camera & Editor: Jun Hanamoto-Hearn
Camera: Stifani Brothers
Motion graphics: Stifani Brothers

GABU-LUKA -GAKA-ガカ

Tokyo NOW

DOW-CIAK2_lowDOW-CIAK1These past months have been super amazing,
The 2 of us have been part of some amazing projects in Tokyo, while in Italy CIAK the biggest Italian film magazine featured a photo of us on set of The Devil on wheels (DOW), the latest movie , we are working with Spanish director Enrich Folch and English producer Roger Allen on the phenomenon behind Spielberg’s first film DUEL
Dow features alongside the main article about the launch of Duel’s Blue-ray disc this month in Italy.

We have been wanting to share with you more of our news, but it has been hard to juggle our time in the past few months.

DOW
After becoming project of the month on Indiewire last April, Dow is beaconing more and more appreciated and in the eye of attention. We keep on driving the long road.
Great steps forward have been made in these past few months. Producer Roger Allen and director Enrich Folch are doing great on their trip to CANADA and USA. After the success in Montreal at the Fantasia International Film Festival presenting DOW at Frontieres International coproduction Market, now they are on the way to meet few other key Duel’s fans.

TOKYO
In Tokyo Japan we have been fortunate enough to collaborate with Empire Entertainment Japan. A fantastic event company that with its talented team is branching Empire NewYork all the way to the far east. Its CEO Theodore Miller is also a producer of different movies, mostly celebrated for his first The Cruise, and most recently for a classic splatter fun/summer/bikini? horror film Zombeaver.
Ted’s creative mind and curiosity expands the company asset to collaborate with artists extending to the management group “Empire Artists”. Working and representing such great artists as Alexa Meade, Tom Black, Circus of Now, enra, Han Ahn Soon, Kurt Wenner, Marco Tempest and Mico.
To know more about these amazing artists, definitely check them out on their website: www.empireartists.jp
The two of us were mostly involved on the video production, creating some amazing work along side a great team, including a commercial video for Adidas, featuring NBA basketball champion Damian Lillard, 30second video of Empir’s roaster of Artists and many graphics and animations that featured on a 6K screen on their 10th anniversary .
Blast of work, fun and a learning curve that took us above the limits of just using templates on After Effect

THE TEAM OF EMPIRE ENTERTAINMENT JAPAN
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STIFANI BROTHERS
Now we have also been approached by Rai 2 and we are currently shooting few moments of our life in Tokyo that will feature on their TG2 Culture interview this coming Saturday 2nd of August 2015…
Updated Link to the Italian interview here..
http://www.rai.tv/dl/RaiTV/programmi/media/ContentItem-3f64014b-203e-4bc0-ad42-e0c24366ac06-tg2.html
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THEATER
Without forgetting our love to the performing arts we have been very happy to have indulged into such a gratifying time with movie and film making.

Connections with MoT (Museum of modern art Tokyo) have been established and a possible return to the performing arts in the land of the rising sun could soon become a reality.

Like two “ronin” we continue to strive and nourish our minds, with injections of positive creativity for our “yet to come” first future film ..
Happy summer!!!

TAKE ON TOKYO

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ROLES: 2nd camera | B-rolls | editor assistants

 

Take on Tokyo promo video for adidas basketball Japan, shot and edited for Empire Entertainment Japan

“adidas basketball superstar, Damian Lillard visited to Tokyo on 6/19+6/20.
His 1st Japan tour was successfully done with a lots of Japanese basketball players”.

Music: “Stray Dogs” by Passalacqua


Credits:

Client: adidas basketball Japan
Event production agency: Empire Entertainment Japan

Film crew:
Creative Director: Ted Miller
Production agency: Empire Entertainment Japan
Director: Bruce Nachbar
Producer: Gen Okamura
Producer & camera: Josh Woodcook
DoP and camera: David Allen
Sound: Giles Khan
Editor: Kento Watanabe
2nd Camera & Editors: Stifani Brothers

TDOW project of the week INDIEWIRE

WEBSTIE BLOG

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A few press Links: LiveforfilmsDread CentralThe Horror ShowBloody DisgustingFrom Director Steven SpielbergFotogramasComingsoonINDIEWIRETWITCH FILMSHIFTSIMDB

Podcasts & Interview:  TakeOneCIAK (ITA), Following Films

*ENG ‪#‎FansAreTheDrivingForce‬
THANK YOU FRIENDS!! FANS AND FOLLOWERS!!!
We did it!!! thanks to you!!!!…
THE DEVIL ON WHEELS WON PROJECT OF THE WEEK!!! and a DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION CONSULTATION FROM SNAG FILMS
YEAH!!!!
BUT IT DOESN’T END HERE…
in 3 weeks time we will run for PROJECT OF THE MONTH!!
and the monthly winner receives a creative consultation from TRIBECA FILM Institute’s Documentary Programming Department. IT IS GOOD AND BIG!!!
WE WILL NEED YOU THERE WITH US
COUNTING ON YOUR PRECIOUS ENTHUSIASTIC VOTES!!
So far it has been absolutely AMAZING!!
LOVE YOU ALL!! and GRAZIE
Luca and Gab & The DOW team!!!

INDIWIRE LINK: http://www.indiewire.com/article/vote-for-project-of-the-week-will-it-be-the-devil-on-wheels-the-rising-star-project-ovum-or-americas-blues-20150403

 

*ITA ‪#‎iFanLaVeraForzaMotrice‬
GRAZIE AMICI!! GRAZIE FAN E SOSTENITORI!!!
Ce L’abbiamo fatta!!! grazie a voi!!!
THE DEVIL ON WHEELS ha vinto come PROGETTO DELLA SETTIMANA!! e una consultazione di distribuzione digitale con SNAG FILMS
YEAH!!!

MA NON FINISCE QUI…
Tra 3 settimane cominceranno le votazioni per PROGETTO DEL MESE!!! e il progetto vincente riceverà una consultazione creativa da TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE sponsorizzato da ROBERT DE NIRO.
CI AUGURIAMO DI RITROVARVI TUTTI PERCHÈ CI SERVIRÀ DI NUOVO IL VOSTRO SPONTANEO, ENTUSIASTICO VOTO!!

Fin ora il vostro aiuto è stato stupendo!!

Grazie a tutti!!! thank you!!!
Luca e Gab & il team DOW

INDIWIRE LINK: http://www.indiewire.com/article/vote-for-project-of-the-week-will-it-be-the-devil-on-wheels-the-rising-star-project-ovum-or-americas-blues-20150403

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Contact:
Luca & Gab Stifani
redazione@thedevilonwheelsmovie.com
+44 7731989253
+44 7749965812

 

THE DEVIL ON WHEELS now on KICKSTARTER

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Finally we have found some time to update our official blog. After months of work non stop, we have managed to launch our project THE DEVIL ON WHEELS live on Kick starter.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW NEW UPDATES in CATALAN/ENGLISH/FRENCH/ITALIAN/SPANISH

THE DEVIL ON WHEELS, will be a feature documentary about Steven Spielberg’s first success film Duel,
and the cult that surrounds it. The campaign will run for the next 30 days in an all-or-nothing basis.
The project’s goal is to achieve a minimum of £60.000 (82.500€, $92.000)
that will allow the film to be shot this summer in the USA.
In exchange of financial support the production company offers to backers a wide variety of rewards:
copies of the film, books, new posters, film credits and even the appearance in the actual film.

TWO YEARS IN THE MAKING

The crowd funding campaign has started, unveiling the project page and DOW teaser trailer, which was filmed in four countries. Two years ago, an international group of Duel fans joined forces to make this project a reality. Now it has been awarded Kickstarter’s staff pick. Throughout the campaign, the team will première at least three short documentaries about very special Duel fans.
THE DEVIL ON WHEELS project has the approval of UNIVERSAL STUDIOS and the community of the very loyal fans of Spielberg’s film. The DOW team, coming from Italy, China, Spain and England, is scheduled to tour the United States exploring the Duel phenomenon: it will interview the surviving members of the Duel crew, reconstruct the way the film was made, and meet with fans and experts to discuss the ongoing appreciation of the film.

AN UNDYING CULT

In Duel, a Movie-Of-The-Week shot in 1971, a terrifying truck, whose driver we never see, for no apparent reason chases a lone driver along the desert roads of Southern California. Such was its success, that the TV film was extended and distributed as a film worldwide. How come this tiny film, made cheaply and quickly for TV, has generated such a passionate, international and undying cult is the question the documentary wants to answer. THE DEVIL ON WHEELS will find out what makes Duel so unique and, in so doing, will explore the power and fascination of films on people.

INTERNATIONAL DIE HARD FANS

Duel fans from all over the world regularly visit the film locations in the desert next to Los Angeles. They go to see the surviving truck in North Carolina. Would-be filmmakers analyse the way it was made. Steven Spielberg’s first known work has become a top cinematic reference. Director Alfonso Cuaron revealed he used Duel as a source when he made “Gravity”.
The title of the documentary, THE DEVIL ON WHEELS, is the straight translation of the Spanish title of Duel, and it’s been chosen as an homage to the international recognition of the film.

A CROSSROADS FOR DUEL LOVERS

The filmmakers have created a website, www.thedevilonwheelsmovie.com, which for the first time gathers in one place all Duel related information to be found on the internet. The Facebook page www.facebook.com/thedevilonwheels serves as a meeting point for the fans.

 

Director Enric Folch, a multi-award winning TV director in Spain, returns to documentary making after the excellent international reception of Chining Me, an ironical view on pre-Olympic China. His most successful TV film, Tempus Fugit, will soon have a theatrical remake through an international coproduction.

For all information about the crowd funding campaign, please visit
THE DEVIL ON WHEELS‘ Kickstarter page:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1051128832/the-devil-on-wheels/description

Please feel free to embed our teaser trailer from the Kickstarter page

A few press Links: Liveforfilms, Dread Central, The Horror Show, Bloody Disgusting, From Director Steven SpielbergFotogramasComingsoonINDIEWIRE, TWITCH FILM, SHIFTS, IMDB

Podcasts & Interview:  TakeOneCIAK (ITA), Following Films

Plus: twitter google+ vimeo youtube

Contact:
Luca & Gab Stifani
redazione@thedevilonwheelsmovie.com
+44 7731989253
+44 7749965812

CONCLUSION OF ‘THIS IS THAT’ spring tour 2014

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Reviews and press releases on ‘THIS IS THAT’ please click here


June already!!!
What happened  since our last April’s post? Well for a start we the previous posting from the phone seems to have worked fine, we got the message across while on the train…how amazing. Could we have done it five years ago??? (a little diversion of excitement).
Now back in London, after 2 months of travelling and performing, we are  feeling a little zoned out, organising a new life style around new exciting projects and contemplating on the great journey we had…so much has happened that we could write a book.
Obviously we are not going to do that, but I fear this is going to be a longer post than usual and for a generation (including us) where 2 minutes of video footage is already too long, I guess reading might become an even tremendous feat….

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‘Original Copy’ a thank you note

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A total of 8 weeks went by, between brain storming and creation, development and production.
Making This is That  (known with the preliminary title of Original Copy ), has been a very intense process, hard, playful, ambitious but nonetheless a gratifying experience.
It is not in the norm to say, but this time we are very proud of what we achieved, and this wouldn’t have happened without you.

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Artistic Collaboration with Michele del Campo

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In the middle of the summer now, we are enjoying a great holiday in Cork (Republic of Ireland), and soon to follow, back home Italy to enjoy some time with our family and friends. It is going to be a summer like no other, we have two projects on the go and a lot of people coming to visit and work with us. The imminent theater project Original Copy [preliminary titel], will be presented this September 2013, and the new “secret” film project DOW will be discussed in August. A little apprehension among the excitement is essential to keep us on our feet, however the release of  The Twins the new painting from Italian artist Michele del Campo boosts us even more to keep on going forward with our artistic endeavours.

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Between Antwerp and Düsseldorf performing “How About You?”

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This month is a very important month for the dynamic-duo; in less than a week Stifani Brothers will travel to Antwerp one of the most European city of Belgium. They’ll spend about 10 days rehearsing in  Zimmer theatre in preparation to the upcoming show in Tanzmesse theatre in Düsseldorf (GER)  “How About You?”  29th August 2012. 

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